Real estate blogs in Ghana are a thing.
Where do you go when you’re looking for real estate information that’s specific to Ghana? This information includes real estate investing advice, home décor and gardening tips, housing-related news, updates on the housing industry, white-papers, and so on.
That’s what this post is about. We’ll cover some of the prominent blogs that you can check out for all your real estate related information.
Let’s get into it.
With a dedicated content marketing team, it’s no surprise that Ghana’s number one property website has a blog that covers real estate. Meqasa’s blog is rich in content and has been going strong for more than half a decade.
The Meqasa blog is a combination of content from Meqasa itself, and content that was imported over from the Jumia House blog which it acquired in 2017. Here, you can find everything from budget houses for sale or rent, land buying advice, tips on how to avoid real estate scams, housing guides, and more. As one of the only real estate blogs in Ghana to be nominated for an award, you can believe the content here is worth it.
Read the Meqasa blog.
Denya Developers Real Estate Blog
Denya Developers takes a fascinating approach to blogging. Whereas most developers or content marketers hammer on what they offer, Denya takes a pretty neutral stance and just provides the information as it is. This positions Denya as a trustworthy brand whose content is authentic and unbiased. There’s absolutely no bullsh*t.
Read the Denya Developers blog.
Noanyi Love Where You Live
That’s us. Noanyi which is literally sit down in Ewe is a real estate blog aimed at millennial Ghanaians (and foreigners). We’re bringing back the sexy in real estate and using language and tone that we would love to read. You know, stuff that doesn’t go over your head and is just easy and most importantly, fun to digest. Most real estate writing looks like dudes in 3 piece suits. Ours looks like a girl in an afro with Converse sneakers on, jeans, headphones, and a ton of code to write.
After all, where you call home is the same place you’ll have fun. What’s the point reading theses and stuff just to get a handle on where you’re gonna call home?
Because we’re not tied to any developer, or real estate company, we’ll call a spade a spade and not hide behind elaborate PR and content marketing to present a good story. If we think a house looks ugly, that’s just what we’ll say, it’s butt ugly.
We aim to be the best real estate blog from Ghana and we can only do that by keeping it totally 💯.
Click here to see all the fun stuff we’re doing.
If you looooove data, these are your guys. Their whole business is data and market intelligence. Wondering about property trends in Ghana? They’ve got the data. If you asked me what the most expensive neighborhood in Accra is right now? I’d probably say Airport Residential Area. But that’s just an assumption based on the kind of houses I’ve seen and data that sites like Meqasa have released. The problem with this is that;
- the former is very subjective
- even though Meqasa has real-time data on houses being sold and rented, that’s only on their platform, and doesn’t it accurately represent houses listed elsewhere, not listed online, or the economic and social factors unique to every neighborhood. Take Osu for instance. It’s a mix of expensive high-rise apartments, and very old, low-cost accommodation.
Traverse Apps is trying to solve that. It is a “web application designed to let fund managers, investors, valuers, and individuals get real-time data of real estate market trends in Ghana.“
This informs the kind of content that’s published on their blog.
Check it out.
Saase in Ashanti Twi means land. Combine that with the idea of an encyclopaedia and you have Saasepedia. From the horse’s own mouth:
Saasepedia is here to bring information on land, specifically property management, building construction, market research, valuation, estate agency, land law, real estate finance, real estate investment at your doorstep.
In a nutshell, for all land advice in Ghana, Saasepedia is your plug.
Check them out.
Float Ghana is a construction focused blog that also delves into other areas of real estate like property investment. It’s primary focus on construction means it’s just the place to be for info on building a house, office space, getting permits and so on.
Float over to Float Ghana (that didn’t come out right but let’s let it slide 😉).
Africa New Homes
Africa New Homes formerly Ghana New Homes is the first dedicated real estate news portal we caught on our radar. It aggregated local real estate news from major news publications like GhanaWeb.com and MyJoyOnline.com as well as African real estate news on its platform. The site hasn’t posted in about a year, but word on the street is that Africa New Homes might soon be coming back.
Read Africa New Homes.
Accra Architecture Archive
Accra Archive is a highly commendable project led by Kuukua Manful that is digitising Accra’s historical architectural documents and artefacts.
As part of their documentation, the project runs a blog that tells the stories of Accra from a design and architecture standpoint. It offers insightful reads that bring you closer to the history of the city. Take this post about Franklin House (located in Jamestown) and African-European hybrid building forms in Ghana for example.
Read the Accra Archive blog here.
Property Trends Online
This is the second of two news portals dedicated to real estate news in Ghana. Unlike African New Homes, the now defunct Property Trends Online covered a broader scope of real estate including news on hospital commissioning, airports, roads, and more. The site hasn’t posted since July but we’re assuming that’s because of the Coronavirus pandemic we’re all grappling with.
At the end of the day…
Phew, that was a lot of real estate blogs. Not really actually. But these are the more specialized ones. There are other blogs but these are mostly tied into specific businesses and can be a little biased. We mentioned Denya because they’re a lot more objective and current. Other noteworthy real estate blogs include that by Eden Heights and Akka Kappa.
Over to you. What kick-ass real estate blogs did we miss? Tell us in the comments.
Peace out. ✌️